Santa Fe Named One of the Best Towns in America

Santa Fe Named One of the Best Towns in America

Outside magazine has named Santa Fe one of the best towns in America. In addition to being one of the best towns in the United States, Outside Magazine proclaimed Santa Fe to have the “Best Combination of Mountains and Margaritas.”

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In one excerpt form its write-up, Outside magazine said:

“For a town designed to blend in—a city ordinance requires that buildings look like earthen adobe structures—Santa Fe sure stands out. It’s hard to be inconspicuous when you’re a 7,000-foot-high state capital with 300 days of sunshine, an adjacent 350-square-mile wilderness area, and five French bakeries. The air is clean, the sky is large, and the outdoor recreation is endless.”

In the sake of full disclosure, Outside magazine also said it was based out of Santa Fe, New Mexico and “not by accident.”

Santa Fe Best Town and City Awards
Santa Fe has won a plethora of awards over the years for being one of the best cities to live and to visit. A big draw is the culture, history, art, and architecture of Santa Fe.

There were 25 winners in the “Best Towns” list.  To select the winners, a special council was assembled to examine many factors, including diversity, kid-friendly, entertainment, food, drinks, bike-friendly, and outdoor activities. The selection committee consisted the following four people:

Jenn Dice (Boulder, Colorado)
Vice President for Business Network and Government Relations at PeopleForBikes.

Ron Jeffries (Ann Arbor, Michigan)
Owner of Jolly Pumpkin Artisan Ales and collaborator with breweries across the country.

Richard Louv (San Diego, California)
Co-founder of the Children and Nature Network, helping families, communities, and kids to better interact with nature.

Aparna Rajagopal-Durbin (Truckee, California)
Founding partner of the Avarna Group, which promotes diversity outdoors through various projects and procedures.

Outside magazine was established in 1977, recently celebrating its 40-year anniversary.